Today the Moscow Regional Duma, in a final reading, passed a law giving the government the authority to the region to lease land to legal entities from regional funds without tender. The transfer of the land to rent will now require only an order from the governor of the region. During a meeting of the regional parliament, the chairman of the committee on questions of property relations, land use, natural resources and ecology, Vladimir Shapkin, pointed out to deputies that the draft law had been agreed without any comments or suggestions. In addition, it received a positive vote from the State Legal Department of the Moscow Regional Duma. The draft law was passed by a majority vote from the deputies.